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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity News Archive - February 20, 2013

Curiosity Shows Off Delivered Materials Of Martian Rock Sample

NASA released during a teleconference today photos of its Curiosity rover's first-ever sample collected from inside a rock on Mars.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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